The Law Library now has the Serial Set
October 07, 2010 at 5:00 PM
Wonderful news! The Heafey Law Library now subscribes to a digital version of the U.S. Congressional Serial Set! If you're unfamiliar with the Serial Set, it collects U.S. government publications that were compiled by order of Congress. This makes it a gold mine of information for federal legislative history research! The Serial Set contains House and Senate committee reports on proposed legislation. Many of these reports will contain not just the text of the legislation but a section-by-section analysis of the legislation.
Our electronic Serial Set was digitized by LexisNexis and can be accessed through LexisNexis Congressional (it cannot be accessed through your regular law school Lexis account). You can get to LexisNexis Congressional through the law library's list of electronic databases. To search only the Serial Set, go to Congressional Publications > Advanced Search and de-select all of the databases except the Serial Set.
If you have any questions, please contact the law library's reference desk. We would love to help you make greater use of this fantastic resource!